Major US airports suffer technical glitch as passport system down

02 January, 2018, 12:09 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
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A breakdown of US Customs and Borders Protection computer systems caused chaos at airports around the United States on January 1.

The system went down at about 7:30 p.m. and came back online at about 9:30 p.m., customs and border protection spokeswoman Jennifer Gabris said.

A passenger jet takes off from San Diego International Airport. DFW International was one of the airports affected.

"All airports are back on line after a temporary outage of #CBP's processing systems", the agency said in a Tweet.

- CBP (@CustomsBorder) January 2, 2018Due to U.S. Customs and Border Protection computer issues, passengers at JFK Airport may experience delays in the worldwide arrivals area.

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Long lines and delays were report from New York To Denver to Miami.

The agency reported that it still had access to national security-related databases during the disruption, and all travelers were screened according to security standards.

"No one has been getting past JFK Airport immigration for the last hour".

Customs says that passengers continued to be processed during the outage, "using alternative procedures at affected airports".

"The machines for customs and border patrol aren't working, so all the things are printing out with X's on them and everyone's freaking out, so the lines about an hour to get thru", said Brittany Jason. No indication the disruption was malicious in nature.

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